Monthly Archives: November 2012

AKB48 Stage Albums

Twenty Akb48 stage albums will be released on January 1st, 2013. Most of them are re-release, but eight of them will be released for the first time. Each album contains two CDs: stage songs and karaoke tracks. Most important news that they are sold separately. No need to buy all of them for ¥60000.

I’m gonna catch them all. I really don’t know what to buy, I need to find out more about them.
AKB48 Stage Album

Team A
1st stage “PARTY ga hajimaru yo”
2nd stage “Aitakatta”
3rd stage “Dareka no tame ni”
4th stage “Tadaima Renaichuu” (new)
5th stage “Renai Kinshi Jourei”
6th stage “Mokugekisha”

Team K
1st stage “PARTY ga hajimaru yo”
2nd stage “Seishun Girls”
3rd stage “Nounai Paradise”
4th stage “Saishuu Bell ga naru”
5th stage “Saka Agari” (new)
6th stage “RESET

Team B
1st stage “Seishun Girls” (new)
2nd stage “Aitakatta” (new)
3rd stage “Pajama Drive” (new)
4th stage “Idol no Yoake”
5th stage “Theater no Megami”

1st stage “Boku no Taiyou” (new)
2nd stage “Yume wo shinaseru wake ni ikenai” (new)

Team 4
1st stage “Boku no Taiyou (new)

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New December preorders

Well I have preordered four more CDs:

2012/12/12 Nana Mizuki – Rockbound Neighbors [Limited Edition, BR] First Press Bonus
2012/12/19 Ikimonogakari – Baradon (Balladon) [Limited Edition]
2012/12/19 Nogizaka46 – Seifuku no Mannequin [Type-A] First Press Bonus
2012/12/26 Ceui – Rapsodia [CD+DVD]

December 2012 preorders

Usually I prefer to buy in bulks to receive shop bonuses and cheaper shipping. I don’t expect them earlier than the 6th of January, because a new Ceui album will be released towards the end of year.

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Yukari Tamura – Haru Machi Soleil (unboxing)

Release Date: 2011/12/21
Catalog No.: KICS-91732
Number of discs: 2
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Yukari Tamura 10th album, “Haru Machi Soleil”, limited edition unboxing. This edition comes with photo book and DVD with three music video and making-of.

Yukari Tamura Haru Machi Soleil

I love the photo book in this album. It contains some very great photos of Yukari, where she has loose hair. She is looking gorgeous. I greatly prefer this rare Yukari image to her usual.

Yukari Tamura Haru Machi Soleil

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Rie Kugimiya – Kokohadoko (unboxing)

Release Date: 2012/06/20
Catalog No.: LASA-5127
Number of discs: 2
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The first Kugimiya mini-album is short, but heart-warming nonetheless. Limited edition comes shaped as photo book, including bonus DVD track and many beautiful photos. Everything (jacket cover, music videos and special video track) was shot on location somewhere in England.

Rie Kugimiya kokohadoko

I love this kind of packaging. It is original and most important without usual plastic CD cases.

Rie Kugimiya kokohadoko

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Eien Pressure PV Preview

Preview of Eien Pressire PV is available on official AKB48 YouTube channel.

I like this song, it really does fit Paruru. Can’t wait for release.

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Yui Horie – Himitsu “Haru Natsu” (unboxing)

Release Date: 2012/02/22
Catalog No.: KICS-91737
Number of discs: 1
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Himitsu is the Yui Horie eight album released in two limited edition versions, including each one a different photo book. I’ve bought only one version of this album “Haru Haru”. Other version “Aki Fuyu” cover wasn’t cute enough for me. This album has all of her singles from summer 2009 till winter 2012: “YAHHO!!”, “True truly love”, “Immoralist”, “PRESENTER”, and “Coloring”. Yui latest single “Natsu no Yakusoku” is not included because it was released this summer.

Yui Horie Himitsu

Himitsu was released before her Best Album, however I just couldn’t resist to compare photo books from both releases. The thing is, the softcover is not a very convenient format for photo books, especially for small ones. Every time when I open softcover photo book I have a feeling that it is falling apart. I own several hardcover photo books with Yui Horie, Nana Mizuki and Rie Kugimia, and I can easily open all of them without breaking the binding.

Yui Horie Himitsu

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Yui Horie – Best Album (unboxing)

Release date: 2012/09/20
Catalog No.: KICS-91819
Number of discs: 2

My first ever CD purchase from Japan was a limited edition of Yui Horie Best Album. I have ordered it from and received a mouse pad as first press edition bonus. This is my first unboxing photos, sorry for crappy quality.

In this box are two CD, photo book, book with lyrics, and a special random sticker with the name of the single included in this Best Album.

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